Former President H.W. Bush Praises Crocker’s Appointment as Ambassador

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT BY FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH
ON THE APPOINTMENT OF BUSH SCHOOL DEAN RYAN CROCKER
AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO AFGHANISTAN

 


HOUSTON, TX — The following is a statement released by former President Bush 41:

“President Obama has chosen wisely in nominating a diplomat of Ryan Crocker’s experience and consummate skill as Ambassador to Afghanistan, and Barbara and I salute our friend Ryan for once again answering his country’s call to service.  While Ryan will be sorely missed by all of us at the Bush School, we look forward to his return as dean when his tour of duty is completed.”

STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR RYAN CROCKER
ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS U.S. ENVOY TO AFGHANISTAN


COLLEGE STATION, TX — The following is a statement released by former President Bush 41:

“I am deeply honored to have the confidence of the President, the Vice President and the Secretary of State for this important mission. The challenges are formidable and the stakes are high.  9/11 came to us out of Afghanistan; our enemy must never again have that opportunity.  I thought I had found a permanent home as Dean of the Bush School at Texas A&M. But we are a school of public service, and I am proud to answer this call to serve.
 
Over nine years ago, I had the privilege of reopening our Embassy in Kabul after the fall of the Taliban. If confirmed, I look forward to returning to build on what has been achieved in recent months, working with the courageous men and women at our Embassy, in our military, with our NATO allies and the UN and especially with the people of Afghanistan.  I look forward to rejoining my old battle buddy, Dave Petraeus, however briefly, and am delighted that I will have the opportunity to carry forward with another good friend and comrade, General John Allen.”

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